"The Artist" nabbed the Best Picture Oscar, leaving everyone at the 84th annual Academy Awards speechless.Is this the beginning of a "Silent Movie Renaissance"?
Considering the latest bunch of movies I have seen coming out, ANYTHING would be an improvement.
Way back when (ahem) years ago, a friend of mine honeswaggled me to go out with him to see "Rocky Horror Picture Show" at midnight. Seeing the audience on stage, acting out the parts, the smell of burning marijuana, booze bottles dropping from the balcony, candles, flashlights, toast flying all over the place, etc., convinced me that these people were a bunch of demented crazoids with a volume missing from the encyclopedia.
I don't know why, but for some reason, I have made a point not to return.
What happened to "The Right Stuff," and "Days of Thunder?" I still like "In Harm's Way" and "Pearl Harbor." I must have 2,000 movies in the collection and watch them in preference to the mindless soap operas that come on TV anymore.
What happened to strong writing and a convincing plot? I don't care about "name" actors: I want a movie that is well written and well performed, that tells the tale and isn't afraid to let the chips fall where they may.
I don't know how neo-leftist drivel even gets published. It certainly isn't fun to watch nor does it ever tell the unvarnished story.
rocmike can any of your aliases post without using the words atheists, muslims, leftists, racists, hitler and jeremiah wright. do you have to make every question political? ROCMIKE GET HELP FOOL
i love old silent movies
they were schmaltzy but they were fun
maybe well written silent movies can make a come back
it is all in the writing
i am not a writer
i know my stuff about photography though
i'd like to try it out even if it means apache dancing
tweek is another rocmike alias.
Tweekey, old movies have a certain charm, don't they? I look at old animated feature films like Fantasia with great respect. Disney knew what he was doing. THAT is great art!
Silent movies didn't need sound, because they had that sort of good writing and acting. The leftist misery we suffer anymore is just not worth watching. Whenever leftists get a word in edgewise, art suffers.
I see the Academy Awards disregarded a Disney masterpiece, Beauty and the Beast. Instead of giving Best Picture to the film that rated it, they gave it instead to the nastiest porn film I had ever walked out of.
That is how far leftists must always go to pervert the arts I suppose. I still love Beauty and the Beast. I will not show the sort of filth that the Academy recommends anymore.
Excellent thought, Dr. Kelly. Anything is an improvement on the leftist crud we're getting these days. I just wish the studios would cease all their bias and let real writers do their thing.
It all has to be politically correct to pass the review of purple haired goof-offs that rant and scream if it isn't paranoid enough to flatter them.
What a pity that they are all just like Tadpole. Of course, did anyone say that leftists matter?
rocmike can any of your aliases post without using the words atheists, muslims, leftists, racists and jeremiah wright?
Southern, I hate to contradict you, but beauty and the Beast won an all-time record SIX Academy Awards. The previous record holder was Ben Hur and before that, The Ten Commandments. Masterpieces all in my view. All were moving, brought out the best in us all, and made a real difference.
Some years later Otto Preminger made another difference in movies with the masterpiece, "In Harm's Way." It also got five Academy Awards.
Later still, "The Right Stuff" made headlines as one of the greatest motion pictures in history: five Academy Awards!
Nothing can detract from the charm and poignancy of this masterpiece, Beauty and the Beast. It is healing, love, redemption, and care -- all that is noblest in the human spirit.
I fell in love with Beauty the first time I read the book when I was six. Disney was indeed wise to present this powerful and meaningful story! It is still moving! I recommend it highly!
It takes the courage of a decent woman to tame the mental rage of a beast. I found it very moving. There is a vital catharsis in this motion picture.
Were you aware that Cecil B. de Mille's first picture was Beauty and the Beast? It starred a very young Lon Chaney and Mary Tucker. It was a short film (it only plays 18 minutes) but all the story elements in the book are in the short feature. The few subtitles aren't really needed. We can see the inner torment of ther Beast and the grace under pressure of the lady who brings out his better self.
Disney Studios added their magic and brought this tale to its full power. It is majestic and highly recommended. This is a tale of profound inner healing. There is one obnoxious beast on AOL Answers who could take this lesson to heart.
rocmike do you buy tickets for all of your aliases or do you sneak them in?
Rocmike you can accuse anyone you like of your mental illness and sad lonely pathetic life but everyone knows what you are.